Nitecore "Tiny Monster" TM11 (4x18650, 3xXM-L) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO +

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Re: Nitecore "Tiny Monster" TM11 (4x18650, 3xXM-L) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO

I love my tm15,i only chose this over the tm11 due to re-charge in house,throws a little further and .............well thats it tbh as a close call. The tm11 is smaller so had its own advantages for me,but the tm15 floods/throws well,like a tk75 in a way,just a tad less ooooomph




Its one of my fav lights still after all this time:thumbsup: and i have a good few excellent lights as well...............
 

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Re: Nitecore "Tiny Monster" TM11 (4x18650, 3xXM-L) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO

Threaded and charge port pic


Next to tk75 for size


Wont distract away from tm11 further,pics just to help decide:thumbsup:
 

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nice review,will be interested to own this Nitecore light
 

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Re: Nitecore "Tiny Monster" TM11 (4x18650, 3xXM-L) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO

Ask him to make up a package of an EA41 (preferably neutral white), a couple sets of Eneloops and a good charger like a Maha, and refund the difference. The EA41, believe it or not, is rated as the same throw as the TM11(I know, I have both). It doesn't spill as much, and the hot spot is smaller, but the throw is the same. You give up some run time, but that is why two sets of cells.
Otherwise, ask him about the TM06, specifications and waiting time. If it sounds good and you can afford to wait, he might go for that instead. Never hurts to ask.
 

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Re: Nitecore "Tiny Monster" TM11 (4x18650, 3xXM-L) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO

Ask him to make up a package of an EA41 (preferably neutral white), a couple sets of Eneloops and a good charger like a Maha, and refund the difference. The EA41, believe it or not, is rated as the same throw as the TM11(I know, I have both). It doesn't spill as much, and the hot spot is smaller, but the throw is the same.

That may have been true in the past, but if he is getting the new version of the TM11, it is now rated at 40kcd. Definitely a better thrower, and an entirely different league for flood, and 2.5 times brighter, and WAY better runtime. (One 18650 is roughly equivalent to 4xAA.) They really aren't comparable in any way.

Who knows, though, if he is looking for a smaller light, the EA41 might be a good suggestion. The EA41 would definitely be easier to EDC :thumbsup:.
 

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I have decided it go for the TM15. I am sending back the defective TM11. Has the TM15 gone through any upgrade? Because he told me that this is the 2650 lumen.


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Yes the tm15 has had a small upgrade,originally 2450lm(same as mine) now 2650lm with xml2 u2 .

Compared to the tm11 of old 2000lm and new 2500lm it appears a minor tweak in comparison to the tm11..........of which has greater throw with deeper reflectors(tm11).

Without googling both specs of the new tm15 and old tm15 i can not tell you more.

Either way it has the newer led upgrade which alone may give the minor lumen increase (dont know) but you wont be disappointed...........:)
 

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Re: Nitecore "Tiny Monster" TM11 (4x18650, 3xXM-L) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO

I have 4 fenix 3400mAh li ion batteries lying around. Can I use them in my new TM 15?


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Yeah, but they don't have the button like projection.


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Re: Nitecore "Tiny Monster" TM11 (4x18650, 3xXM-L) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO

The TM lights only take button tops AFAIA. Flat top cells will note make contact with the contact ring in the head.
 

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I got my TM 15 but I really don't know whether it is the 2650 version or the old 2450 one. Can someone tell me the difference?


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Re: Nitecore "Tiny Monster" TM11 (4x18650, 3xXM-L) Review: RUNTIMES, BEAMSHOTS, VIDEO

I recently bought a Fenix TK35UE 2015 Edition with Cree XHP50 LED to go along with my TM11 bought when they first came out seven years ago.

The specifications of these two lights so how the development and cost has vastly improved for light user. :)
 

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